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Research Training Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals 2012
Training / Career Development
Opening Date:
29 September 2011
Closing Date:
17 November 2011

The Health Research Board (HRB) Strategic Business Plan 2010-2014 : The Future of Irish Health Research, sets out the lead role of the HRB in Ireland in bridging the gap between generation of new knowledge in health and social care and the effective translation of that knowledge into benefits for health policy and practice. In line with its strategic objectives, the HRB now invites applications for its 2012 Research Training Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals.

The objective of this PhD fellowships programme is to provide three years- full-time funding to health and social care professionals, who are individuals of outstanding potential, early in their research careers, who can maximise the opportunity of being supported through a customised research training programme in an environment reflecting their individual talents and training needs.  For practicising clinicians, the fellowship may be held on a part-time basis for a maximum of six years.  It is anticipated that successful applicants will become independent research leaders within six to 10 years of completing a HRB Research Training Fellowship for Healthcare Professionals.

WHO should apply?

Experienced health and social care professionals in Ireland who wish to undertake training in patient-oriented, health service and health population science research in a recognised research institution leading to a PhD by research. Health and social care professionals are defined as medical practitioners, dentists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists and all professional groups recognised under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.

WHAT does the award include?

Three years- full-time (or up to six years part-time) funding towards salary and related costs, student fees, running costs, dissemination and knowledge exchange costs, a training and career development allowance and a travel grant to gain research experience abroad.

WHEN is the DEADLINE for applications?

The deadline for the submission of applications is Thursday, 17 November 2011 at 12.00 noon

Please note that completed signature pages must be scanned and uploaded to the eGrants application form and submitted online before the above deadline.

Further information is available in the Guidance Notes below.

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